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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 5, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas iii crop lex tt MUCH Inc swc scons Houston SMU 57 Arkansas Baylor 44 Rice Texas 42 Texas Tech TCU 45 Cougars shred Hays College scores Georgia Tech Maryland 70 Alabama Kentucky 62 Washington UCLA 81 Stephen Austin SWT 60 DePaul Johns 57 Ruling on petition surprises Miller ByOYANNEFRY Staff writer The legal opinion that led City Council to throw out a citizens petition last Thursday surprised people on both sides of the council Mayor Stratemann says he came prepared to put the 40 percent homestead exemption on the April 7 election as the petitioners had He did not expect City Attorney John Chunn to say the petition was improperly and therefore not binding on the The mayor had talked with Chunn the previous and had un derstood then that the council had no choice but to call the Citizen Douglas who helped draw up and circulate the got the same I talked to the city attorney last He told me we needed signatures from 32 more registered and that everything was in Miller We went out and got over 100 only to hear Friday morning that the petition was no good after Chunn admits to misleading some because hed made an erroneous assumption At the time hed last talked to Miller and he was still thinking that the petition applied under Article VIII of the Texas which provides for initiative and referen dum on certain tax In the last day or two before Thursdays special Chunn found that the constitution permits referendums on certain types of tax but not the optional 40 percent homestead He told council Thursday that the petitioners might still be able to call an election under the New Braunfels City but that the present petition did not meet the requirements of that the signatures were not dated and no one signed an oath at the bottom of the attesting to the truth of the statements After hearing the Coun cilmember Betty Lou Rushing moved to grant the homestead exemption She was voted down with two council members None of the petitionsigners at tended Thursdays special Miller told the HeraldZeitung Friday that he did not know what their next step would Chunn gave each council member a sample petition he would satisfy the initiative requirements of the city But the attorney is not sure the homestead exemption is a subject for initiative and Repeated conferences with the Texas Attorney Generals office have still not given him a clear If Millers group drew up a petition just like and collected 109 signatures by next Chunn would advise the council to call an He feels that ignoring such a petition might be grounds for a If the election were and the voters passed the 40 percent exemp the attorney feels fairly sure the results would not be it seems possible that City Council might still refuse to call the If John Chunn tells me that by See Page 11A Mayor Stratemann left said Thursdays ruling by Attorney John Chunn right took him by surprise New Braunfels Ntw Texas Volume 26 70 Pages 5 Sections SUNDAY 1984 50 Cents USPS 377880 Villarreal to announce for sheriff By DEBBIE DeLOACH and DORIAN MARTIN Staff writers Mondays filing deadline should set the stage for local politics in Part of that drama will be former Sheriffs Gilbert who has announced he will file for sheriff at 10 Villarreal resigned as lieutenant on 23 over what he called internal Walter whos been sheriff since accepted the resignation and said Villarreal got a little cross with one of his I will file by petition at 10 Monday at Tom Bluntzers Villarreal said I needed 76 signatures to get on the ballot to file by and I have over Both running as Villarreal will oppose who filed for reelection Carl Davis and Walter Van Auken have filed for the post on the Republican Four county officials who will seek reelection were as of They were Bill county attorney Gloria tax assessorcollector Jumbo Precinct 1 county commissioner and Werner Precinct 1 All of these except for are running on the Democratic District attorney William who has indicated he will seek the Democratic will file in Thus he has no an nounced Incumbent Charles Tart Mund and Lorenzo See Page 11A Satellite now junk At ease Two ROTC members take a break to lean on the railing the walkway on the Comal River near the Wursthalle Club members from all over the area journeyed to New Braunfels as the New Staff photo by John Senter Braunfels High School Junior ROTC chapter hosted them for drill competition on the Wurstfest More Page CAPE AP An official raised the possibility Saturday that the million Westar VI communications satellite exploded after it was launched from the space shuttle Challenger and is now merely chunks of junk orbiting the Bill mission director for Western which owns the also said later that a faint signal heard by a California ground station may indicate the satellite wasnt But he said it was useless anyway because there was no fuel left to send it up to its high a second shuttle customer the government of In donesia had NASA postpone Saturdays shuttle launching of an electronic twin to the Westar When the astronauts went to they were told that no decision had been reached whether to release it on Sunday or or bring it back Another decision hinged on the second launching whether the Challenger should stay up an extra day to accommodate the On Tuesday and mission specialists Robert Stewart and Bruce McCandless are to don back packs and perform the first space walk without a The North American Aerospace Defense Command said its huge radars in California and Florida determined that two of the objects are large enough to be the satellite and said the pieces are in the same general orbit as That would indicate the rocket firing that was to take Westar VI from the Challengers 190mile orbit to one miles high may have spun the satellite in place like a The solid state fuel used in Westars rocket stage burns until it is exhausted there is no way the engine shuts down once the fuel is With no there is virtually no chance of it being useful we could never get it up to geosynchronous Ziegler A tracking station operated by Hughes Aircraft in received two minutes of signal from an object trailing the orbiter about 1 but it was so weak that antennas could not lock on Ziegler Asked whether he thinks the satellite has been Ziegler See Page 11A Wild horses due in San Marcos By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer i SAN MARCOS Most children dream of having a horse of their But by they put such dreams acknowledging that its cost is too those dreams can come true The chance a herd of wild horses to be adopted at the Hays County Civic The price for the for handling and Approximately 50 healthy horses will be put up for adoption by the Bureau of Land a part of the United States Department of The which will run from 8 until 5 is just one of many around the country in which the range horses are These horses are said BLM official John Theyve been captured in The bureau captures horses as part of a herd reduction in eight states Colorado and The animals have been vac Coggins tested for anemia and They can go Whitley The bureau also offers wild mules from Arizona and California for although there are none in the San Marcos They the burros go as fast as they can get Whitley Whitley explained the adoption process is to help BLM reduce the horses on public lands to around This insures adequate food for the remaining wild horses and protection of the area The Wild FreeRoaming Horse and Burro Act of and amendments to that law in 1976 and provided for the protection and adoption of the ex cess The roundup of the wild horses is done by con but the method of gathering the horses has Three suspects jailed in county burglaries DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Ed whos only been a Sheriffs investigator a little over a has already arrested three burglary His promotion 87 from deputy to along with Kennit was prompted by the resignation of sheriffs Gilbert It started with an informant who called Kendall and Beiar coun and said there were two boys wife stolen MulUns saU We wen working on it on this end when we found out they were in jail in Officials there had arrested Ricky Fay and Johnny Ray in connection with two house burglaries and a stolen car in Beiar While we were working on it from this we recovered about worth of merchandise from two pawn shops and the suspects Mulliiuv adding most of the merchandise was traced back to three house burglaries in the Bulverde Sun Valley gee Page 11A Inside Todays Weather It will be turning windy and colder becoming clear and cold Winds will in crease from the north to 1520 mph and gusty High today will be in the midto upper low tonight in the tow to and a high on Monday near 4B ENTERTAINMENT PUBLIC See These wild horses are up for adoption today Nine children killed in Washington fire faff photo by Leslie Kriewaldt AP A boy playing with a cigarette lighter started a fire that raged through a small twostory home quickly killing nine youngsters who were trapped on the second authorities The five boys and four ranged in age from 1 to 8 years said fire Lloyd Preliminary reports are that a 4or 5yearold child was playing with a lighter in a said Police Darrell When the fire he got scared and took The boy escaped the blaze and police talked with Hughes The fire spread very rapidly and was inhumanly They were all dead before firemen Hanson Four aged 2 to two men and a woman escaped officials leaving one man walking around the neighborhood in a Hanson A neighbor reported the fire at and when firemen arrived there was smoke coming out of all the cracks and crevices of the wooden said fire Arnie Initial reports indicated the victims were mem bers of two Hanson They may have died of smoke he We had a report there were kids in the We saw smoke coming out of the upstairs windows and flames coming out of one said paramedic Scott who suffered burned There was heavy smoke inside and we couldnt Flames were halfway down the
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